This was a lengthy hiking route for a short winter's day at New Year, but the weather was superb and we had some great views throughout the walk. Glas Tulaichean is a fairly remote munro in the southern Cairngorms, reached via Glenshee in Perthshire. We aimed to avoid the crowds around the ski centre at the top of Glenshee.
- I'll remember most the great views towards Cairngorm and Lochnagar.
- The best bit, was sitting in the snow on the summit having lunch, with scarcely any wind to bother us
- The worst bit was the icy trail back down in the glen at the end of the walk
- The funniest bit was the little boating pond near the start of the hike
- I was surprised by the speed of a large bird high over the glen - was it an eagle?
- Word of warning - as for any winter walks in the Scottish Highlands, make sure to have plenty of warm clothing.
Read the full walking story with more photos
Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne
Approaching the summit of Glas Tulaichean
||west of Spittal of Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
|When it was walked
|| 3 January 2006
|| High hills and mountains
||Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
|| 16km approx
|Time taken approx
|| five and a half hours
||850m (2800 ft) approx
|Map used if any
|| Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map of Braemar (no.43)
|Source of info on walk
|| Previous climb, and Scottish Mountaineering Club Book of The Munros
|| By car via Blairgowrie and Spittal of Glenshee, parking at Dalmunzie Hotel (£2 charge)
|Places to stay
|| In Blairgowrie, Spittal of Glenshee, or Dalmunzie Hotel
|Places to eat/ buy food
Blairgowrie, Spittal of Glenshee, Dalmunzie Hotel